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Small Setbacks Not Stopping Capital Bikeshare from Improving, Expanding Service

The District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Capital Bikeshare system has experienced a record-breaking year of ridership, with over 1 million rides taken since June 1. With so much demand for bikesharing, we’ve received many questions about when we will be able … Continue reading

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Careful Driving Enhances District’s Safe Routes to School

Throughout the District children are once again traveling to school and, while doing so, encountering traffic safety problems. While some of the traffic safety problems near District schools are caused by commuters who speed or fail to stop for pedestrians … Continue reading

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Enhanced Bus Service Prioritized in DDOT’s 16th Street NW Action Plan

This past winter and spring, we heard a lot about the challenges faced by bus riders on 16th Street NW. 16th Street NW was part of an original network of bus lanes in the District, and currently carries around 21,000 … Continue reading

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Three-Quarters of District Roads Are in Fair to Excellent Condition

According to District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Chief Engineer Muhammed Khalid, the roadways within the District that DDOT maintains are in a much better state than reported. Three-quarters (75 percent) of the District’s roads are rated in fair to excellent condition, which … Continue reading

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What Lazy Days of Summer?

Creating and maintaining a safe transportation network is a year-round job. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed not only to safety but to efficiency; so it can’t afford to take a summer vacation. That’s why DDOT is keeping … Continue reading

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In the Lab: DDOT’s QA/QC Division Ensures Street Paving Materials Are Up to Spec

DDOT’s Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) Division has a universal impact on almost every infrastructure project that DDOT has a hand in. The QA/QC Division operates as the spine of DDOT’s road management system, shouldering the responsibility of ensuring the … Continue reading

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DDOT Showcases Historic Photos, Documents Online

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) would like to announce the debut of its new tumblr page – an online resource for historic, transportation-related photos and documents. The agency’s tumblr page is an effort to showcase the District’s transportation past … Continue reading

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